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Local deity of Lycopolis, depicted as a jackal or a wolf or with a jackal head, often dressed as a soldier and carrying his weapons. His name means "opener of the way" and is believed to have a connection with going out into battle. His attributes are the mace and the bow and he lead the royal processions carrying his standard, opening the way for Pharaoh.

In the form of two standards he went before the funeral procession at Abydos. He was placed by the tomb and from there he kept watch over the deceased. He was sometimes identified with Horus and he guarded the sun-boat on its journey through the Underworld.

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13th Nome, Upper Egypt